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April 11, 2013

Stanly County Softball Notebook

South Stanly sweeps Gray Stone in twinbill; North Stanly falls to Cuthbertson; West Stanly tops Central Cabarrus

Thursday, April 11, 2013 — In softball games this week, South Stanly hosted Gray Stone for a doubleheader, while North Stanly played host to Cuthbertson and West Stanly faced Central Cabarrus.

Tuesday’s Games

South Stanly 5-10

Gray Stone 1-2

The host South Stanly Rebel Bulls swept a Yadkin Valley Conference doubleheader on Tuesday over the Knights with scores of 5-1 and 10-2.

Game One

GS    010    000    0    1    6    0

SS    010    040    x    5    9    0

WP – Emily Hearne (7 IP, 1 ER, 6 hits, 0 BB, 4 K).

Leading Hitters: SS – Emily Hearne 2-3, RBI; Steely Russell 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Clancy Russell 2-3, 2B, RBI; Taylor Gray 1-3, RBI.

Game Two

SS    330    200    2    10    17    0

GS    000    002    0    2    4    0    

WP – Steely Russell (7 IP, 2 ER, 4 hits, 14 K)

Leading Hitters: SS – Kayla Smith 3-3, RBI; Madison Hicks 2-3; Sarah Bennett 2-2, 2 RBI; Clancy Russell 1-4, 3 RBI; Ashlyn Whitley 1-2, 2 RBI.

Cuthbertson 6

North Stanly 2

The North Stanly varsity softball squad entered Rocky River Conference play this week having to take on the top two teams in the conference in back-to-back home games.

On Monday, the Comets rallied from a 6-0 deficit and nearly came back for a win, falling 6-5 to first-place Piedmont, North hosted Cuthbertston on a warm Tuesday evening.

The Comets again rallied after going down six runs, scoring two in the sixth inning, but could get no closer and the Cavaliers won 6-2.

C    002    013    0    6    9    1

NS    000    002    0    2    5    3

WP – Paige Barnes (7 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, 3 BB,

LP – Whitney Griffin (7 IP, 5 ER, 9 hits, 3 BB, 2 K)

Leading Hitters: C – Mattie Nuccio 4-4, RBI; E. Parker 2-4, 2B, RBI. NS – Heidi Smith 1-3, 2B, R; Madison Chamley 1-4, R; Samantha Pugh 1-3.

North Moore 12

Albemarle 1

The Bulldogs fell to 0-11 overall and 0-8 in the Yadkin Valley Conference with a 12-1 road loss at North Moore in five innings.

Cyrenia Chalfinch earned the win for the Mustangs while Katie Dick took the loss for the Bulldogs.

Alex Potter provided the only offense of the game for the Bulldogs in the top of the third inning with an RBI double that scored McKinley Almond from first base.

Editor’s Note: Thanks to J.W. Houston for contributing to this article.

Wednesday’s Game

West Stanly 4

Central Cabarrus 1

The Colts improved to 9-3 overall this season with a 4-1 non-conference home win over Central Cabarrus.

CC    100    000    0    1    5    0

WS    200    011    x    4    8    3

WP – Samantha Blalock.

LP – Brittany Guidera.

Leading Hitters: C – Brittany Eudy 2-4; Angelia Roman 1-2. WS – Brittany Thorpe 2-4, HR; Maddie Brown 2-4; Catherine Morgan 2-3.

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